GREAT ESCAPE by C. Alexander London
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Agenda-driven from 'howl to snap'—but with action aplenty to go with considerations of complex issues. (Animal fantasy. 10-12)"
The Moonlight Brigade sallies out from Ankle Snap Alley to free the local zoo's captive creatures. Read full book review >
LUCY AND THE ROCKET DOG by Will Buckingham
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"For those who might enjoy a dog book, a science book, or just a good story. (Science fiction. 10-14)"
Lucy must be a very intelligent girl, since she is able to build a rocket capable of traveling nearly the speed of light from stray parts—that then accidentally launches her hapless basset hound, Laika, into space. Read full book review >

THE ART OF FEELING by Laura Tims
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Wry and engrossing, though jumbled. (Fiction. 13-16)"
Six months after Mom's death in a car accident, Sam copes with a new disability from that accident, a cryptic boy, family dysfunction, and peer violence. Read full book review >
TRACKER'S CANYON by Pam Withers
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Casting a mentally ill character as the villain sounds an unsatisfactory note in an otherwise easy, fast-paced adventure/mystery. (Mystery. 12-16)"
Tristan enters British Columbia's Swallow Canyon on an expedition feeling a mix of trepidation and excitement. Read full book review >
WICKED LIKE A WILDFIRE by Lana Popovic
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Those looking for fantasy with diversity may find themselves bewitched. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Reminiscent of Practical Magic, this sensory-rich debut and series opener highlights the mysteries of life, death, and love for modern twin witches. Read full book review >

CRYSTAL BLADE  by Kathryn Purdie
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"With this second installment, the Burning Glass trilogy hits its stride. (map) (Fantasy. 12-18)"
Riaznin is finally free from imperial rule. Read full book review >
HOW TO DISAPPEAR by Sharon Huss Roat
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Just like the protagonist's virtual foil, this should have wide appeal to the Gen-Z crowd. (Fiction. 12-18)"
A lonely high school student finds solace through social media. Read full book review >
A MAP FOR WRECKED GIRLS by Jessica Taylor
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A family novel that doesn't compel. (Fiction. 14-16)"
For two white sisters, their relationship might be more important than survival. Read full book review >
IN OTHER LANDS by Sarah Rees  Brennan
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"A stellar, if dense and lengthy, coming-of-age novel; those with the patience to sit through our hero's entire adolescence will find it a wholly rewarding journey. (Fantasy. 14-18)"
Four years in the life of an unloved English schoolboy who's invited to a secret magical school and learns that even in fantasyland, real life is messier than books. Read full book review >
THE HAWKWEED LEGACY by Irena Brignull
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Interesting and well written but problematic in its conceptualization of a generic Africa and Africans. (Fantasy. 14-adult)"
Witch queen Poppy Hawkweed returns in this sequel to The Hawkweed Prophecy (2016). Read full book review >
I'VE GOT MY PERIOD. SO WHAT? by Clara Henry
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"Appealingly laid out in black and white with color washes and photos, comics-style graphics, and pull quotes, this chatty, frank, exhaustive exploration provides both solid information and plenty to think about. (Nonfiction. 12-18)"
Menstruation is viewed through a feminist lens in this nonfiction work by white, Swedish YouTube celebrity Henry. Read full book review >
FEROCIOUS by Paula Stokes
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Aug. 15, 2017

"The rare sequel that properly expands the characters, world, and themes of its predecessor. (Science fiction. 14-17)"
Winter Kim searches for a brother she's never known. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >